64th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture

Public Festival August 3–4, 2013

Location: Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff

64th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture

Over 80 Navajo artists, musicians, dancers and cultural experts will travel to the museum from all corners of the Navajo Nation to share their traditions through artistic expression. Silversmiths, jewelers, painters, weavers, folk carvers and multi-generations of families will be on site to discuss the customs inspiring their work.

World Champion hoop dancer and traditional healer Jones Benally, his daughter Jeneda, son Clayson, and two young grandchildren form the Jones Benally Family Dancers. These three generations together bring the healing power, beauty, and profound messages of Diné culture to educate and uplift audiences around the globe.

Radmilla Cody brings her “bluebird” voice to the festival stage with performances sung in English and in Navajo. This traditional Navajo Canyon Records recording artist, Indie Award Winner, Native American Music Award Winner and international performer, continues to maintain Navajo culture by recording music that children and elders can sing in pride.

The festival supports what the Navajo call “hozho” — living a happy and wise long life, in balance and harmony with the earth and sky.

Source: Museum of Northern Arizona

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